New HBS Record For Female Admits


HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL CLASS OF 2014

Characteristic                                       Class of 2014   Class of 2013   Class of 2012
Size of Class 925 905 876
Applications 8,963 9,331 10,368
Acceptance Rate 13% 12% 10%
Yield 90% 89% 89%
Women 40% 39% 36%
U.S. Ethnic Minorities 24% 23% 23%
International 32% 34% 34%
Average Age 27 27 26
Countries Represented 69 68 73
Undergraduate institutions represented 270 243 243
Median GMAT 730 730 724
GMAT Range 570 — 790 490 — 790 510 — 790
Citizenship: North American 72% 70% 70%
U.S. 68% 66% 66%
Asia/South Pacific 12% 13% 13%
Europe 10% 10% 12%
Central/South America 3% 4% 3%
Africa 1% 2% 1%
Oceania 2% 1% 1%
Undergraduate Majors:
Business 43%* 20% 23%
Engineering/Natural Sciences/Technical 34% 36% 33%
Humanities/Social Sciences 22% 43% 43%
Pre-MBA Work Experience:
Consulting 20% 21% 22%
Consumer Products 6% 6% 7%
Financial Services 12% 12% 14%
Venture Capital/Private Equity 16% 13% 18%
Healthcare/biotech 7% 6% 6%
High Tech/Communications 9% 9% 6%
Manufacturing 7% 14% 9%
Military 5% 5% 5%
Non-Profit 9% 8% 7%
Other Services 5% 5% 5%

Source: Harvard Business School admissions. Asterisk indicates change in category to business and economics from business in previous years

Notes: HBS also has changed a few categories for pre-MBA experience. For the Class of 2014, for example, it added an energy category which accounts for 4% of the incoming students.